Working with the Enemy

Location

Meeting Room A

Working with the Enemy

This Humanities Iowa program presented by Chad W. Timm discusses the German, Italian, and Japanese prisoners of war in Iowa during the Second World War and the creation of two POW camps in Iowa (one in the Northern Iowa town of Algona and one in the Southwestern Iowa town of Clarinda). Some of the topics he'll share concern life in a prisoner of war camp, community relations, the POW labor program, branch camps in more than 30 Iowa communities, and the arrival of Japanese prisoners at Camp Clarinda in early 1945. Don't miss this fascinating evening sponsored by the Friends of the Marion Public Library.